This story has been updated.
UPDATE 9:30 p.m. EDT: City officials said a suspect was arrested in the shooting of an New York Police Department officer Saturday in Queens. WABC, New York, reported police said the suspect fired at least two shots at the unmarked car being driven by the on-duty officer. The officer was in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital Center.
"It doesn't look good," one officer was overheard saying from the hospital where his injured colleague was taken, the Post reported. The critically injured officer was reportedly in a confrontation with the suspect in the Queens Village neighborhood.
The Daily News said the officer's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. “When you hear shot in the head, it’s not nice,” a source told the paper.
New York Times said the officer was on duty but in plain clothes. NBC News said the officer was shot in the Queens Village neighborhood and was hit in the head.
The NYPD tells NBC News that an officer has been shot in Queens Village, NY. @jonathan4ny reports that officer was shot in the head.
â€” Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 2, 2015
NYPD officer shot in Queens; condition unclear. He was on duty, in plainclothes at the time, the police said.
â€” jdavidgoodman (@jdavidgoodman) May 2, 2015
CNN said the officer was with the NYPD’s Anti-Crime Unit and was in critical condition after being shot in the head:
NYPD plainclothes officer shot in the head in Queens. The officer was working for the Anti-Crime Unit and is in critical condition.
â€” Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorCNN) May 2, 2015
The shooting occurred amid heightened tensions between police and the public across the country and just months after two NYPD officers were shot and killed in December. A rally was held in Baltimore Saturday to celebrate charges against the six officers allegedly involved in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died late last month after sustaining a spinal injury while being transported in a police van. Rioting and looting gripped the city Monday, when Gray was laid to rest.